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Mayor's Office

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:34pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel authored an opinion piece in the Chicago Tribune on the 50 proposed school closures that the Board of Education was expected to vote on Wednesday afternoon; “I know many of these changes are unpopular and if I did not believe they were absolutely necessary, I would not be making them,” Emanuel wrote, later adding “I am driven by my conviction that these changes will open doors to our children’s future”

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 5:28pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday that he is not concerned about potential political ramifications of Wednesday’s scheduled vote on the proposed closure of 54 Chicago Public Schools; Emanuel explained, “no consequence, to me, is greater than not allowing children access to a high-quality education,” adding, “I will absorb the political consequence so our children have a better future”

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 3:29pm

The Beachwood Reporter’s editor and publisher Steve Rhodes in a Crain’s Chicago Business article compiled a list of what he says are errors in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s interpretation and presentation of data during his time in office

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:35am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was criticized by hedge fund firm Citadel LLC’s CEO Ken Griffin during a Monday night Economic Club of Chicago meeting; Griffin, who supported Emanuel during the 2011 election, said the mayor, county leaders and state government had not done enough to solve pension problems, crime and education problems

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:00pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he is not concerned about a recent poll that showed his approval ratings have decreased; Emanuel said he looks to successes such as higher graduation rates at the city’s public schools to show that he has made progress as mayor

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 11:58am

Following questions raised by the Chicago Tribune this week about potential violations of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s self-imposed limits on political fundraising, the mayor returned a $10,000 campaign contribution from Michael Alvarez, a city lobbyist and elected member of the MWRD; Emanuel previously said he will return $15,000 in donations from people behind the CityScan tech firm

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 5:30pm

Jobs, tourism dollars and a new basketball arena are just some of the perks promised in the city’s redevelopment plans for Navy Pier and McCormick Place.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday unveiled the “Elevate Chicago” initiative, which includes plans for an “entertainment district” in the area surrounding the McCormick Place convention center and a redesign of Navy Pier public and commercial spaces.

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Thu, 05/16/2013 - 3:29pm

Teamsters Local Union No. 727 has backed out of attempts to represent O’Hare International Airport janitors employed by United Mantenaince Cos. Inc., which has a five-year, $99.4 million contract with the city for janitorial services at O’Hare

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 3:28pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office has returned $15,000 in campaign contributions from three leaders of the tech firm CityScan and removed the company from the city’s list of qualified-vendors for the mayor’s municipal marketing contract; Emanuel’s actions came after the Chicago Tribune inquired about the company’s contributions that appeared to violate executive orders the mayor signed in 2011

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 12:39pm

Aldermen and union leaders criticized Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to phase out city-subsidized healthcare for retired city workers beginning on Jan. 1, 2014; Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields pointed out that the city’s $108.7 million a year in healthcare costs are just a fraction of its annual budget and Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said money the mayor has proposed allocating for a new DePaul University basketball stadium could cover retirees' healthcare costs